S-50 / S-550 ZONE


S-50 / S-550 3.5 ICON


S-550 Reader
S‑50 / S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30 Disk Image Reader v1.4 - This utility reads S‑50, S‑550, S‑330 and W‑30 Disk Image Files (*.OUT, *.IMG, *.S50, *.S33, *.W30) from a computer hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, microSD card, etc... and will display sample information. It will display Patch Name Lists, Tone Name Lists, Unused Sample Space, Sample Frequency Rates, Disk Label, Audio Output Jack Assignments, and System Version info. This can be useful for identifying specific sound sets to help organize your sampler library and also for maximizing unused sample space on existing disks. The cool thing is that you don't need to install any software. It's all done using Firefox, Safari, Chrome or whichever web browser you like to use. It's a new approach. This way, any computer can run the utility. Works with every browser except Internet Explorer (not really an issue for most people. In fact... I'll call it a feature!). Another cool thing is that you can simply save the HTML file as a webpage and run it locally. That way you don't need to be connected to the Internet to use it. If you prefer to use this utility offline, easy instructions are in the Release Notes and an example screenshot of the utility is here


               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S‑50 / S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30 Disk Image Reader v1.4


Operating System: Any Computer With A Web Browser



S-7xx Reader
S‑750 / S‑760 / S‑770 / DJ‑70 Disk Image Reader - v1.1 - This utility reads S‑750, S‑760, S‑770, DJ‑70 and DJ‑70MKII Disk Image Files (*.OUT, *.IMG, *.S7x, *.DJx) from a computer hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, microSD card, etc... and will display a formatted listing for Volume, Performance, Patch, Partial and Sample names. This can be useful for identifying specific sound sets to help organize your sampler library. The cool thing is that you don't need to install any software. It's all done using Firefox, Safari, Chrome or whichever web browser you like to use. It's a new approach. This way, any computer can run the utility. Works with every browser except Internet Explorer (not really an issue for most people. In fact... I'll call it a feature!). Another cool thing is that you can simply save the HTML file as a webpage and run it locally. That way you don't need to be connected to the Internet to use it. If you prefer to use this utility offline, easy instructions are in the Release Notes and an example screenshot of the utility is here


               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S‑750 / S‑760 / S‑770 / DJ‑70 Disk Image Reader - v1.1


Operating System: Any Computer With A Web Browser


ANIMATED_NEW

WAV2W30 and WAV2DJ70 ‑ WAV / AIFF / AIF Conversion Utilities (W‑30 / DJ‑70)         
Programmer: Thomas Arashikage

WAV2SAMPLER
These amazing FREE utilities convert standard *.WAV, *.AIFF and*.AIF sound files to Roland W‑30 or DJ‑70 wavesamples and stores them as a W‑30 or DJ‑70 compatible disk image. This provides an alternative to manually sampling via the analog input. The files are saved as standard W‑30 or DJ‑70 disk image files which means you can write the new Sound Disk to a 3.5" physical floppy diskette with a Roland capable disk utility (such as OmniFlop) or use the files directly with a GOTEK USB Floppy Emulator

I've been using this utility quite a lot lately and it certainly is a huge timesaver! I'm able to take my giant collection of high quality *.WAV files and convert them quickly by simply dragging and dropping them into a folder and then running the utility. Since there's no need for setting up a microphone or plugging in an instrument to get the sound levels just right, there's no time wasted. Quick and easy!!!

These utilities are able to convert the original wavesamples to either 15kHz or 30kHz depending on the quality desired and the amount of disk space you want to use. The program is very intuitive and will fill up the disk automatically for you. It is also possible to store additional sounds on any existing W‑30 disk image. When the converter is run, the new wavesamples will be converted and added to the original disk file rather than creating an entirely new blank disk image. This can be useful for optimizing space in your sampler libraries by increasing the number of sounds on each disk


               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD For W‑30: WAV2W30 Utility v0.40

               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD For DJ‑70: WAV2DJ70 Utility v0.45


Operating System: Windows



Miscellaneous 20‑Disk Sample Collection #1 (S‑50 / S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30)
S-50 / S-550 ZONE

This is a collection of unusual S‑50, S‑550, S‑330 and W‑30 samples from my library. I am sharing these with anyone who wants them. Some will think these are completely worthless while others will think they are magical. Most are sound effects, spoken word or sounds of nature plus a few music‑worthy samples. I created some of these from scratch and others are some I have sampled from movies, TV broadcasts, LP's and CD‑ROM's. Others are 25+ years old and I have forgotten the original source so... apologies to the original creators. All samples are saved in the *.OUT format and may be easily loaded into your S‑50, S‑550, S‑330 or W‑30 sampler by using the OMNIFLOP or SDISK utilities to create a 3.5" Roland sound library disk. You can also use these disk image files with a USB Floppy Disk Drive Emulator. You will still need to use official Roland Startup Disks to boot your sampler because these are only Sound Disks

    1. LSD - "Blue Boy" 1967 Episode From "Dragnet"       11. Loony Pond - Nature Sounds
    2. Dive! Dive! Dive! Buzzer + Freakquenzy             12. Reverse Yamaha TX81Z
    3. "Mission Impossible" - TV Series Sound FX          13. Reverse Roland JX-10
    4. Mellotron - The Reason I Bought An S-50 In 1987    14. Halloween Sound FX
    5. Ministry - "The Mind Is A Terrible Thing"          15. Ronald Raygun Speech
    6. 'Psych-Out!' 1968 Movie + "Twilight Zone" Episode  16. Cosmos And Space Ensemble
    7. Expander TX81Z And Strings                         17. Bizarre Stuff
    8. Covered Wagon, Bell Voices And PPG                 18. RX8 Drums
    9. Banshees And Ominous Stuff                         19. TX81Z Patches
   10. Technical Difficulties - NBC's Don Pardo           20. Tangerine Dream

               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download 20‑Disk Collection In One *.ZIP File (S‑50 Format)

               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download 20‑Disk Collection In One *.ZIP File (S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30 Format)




Miscellaneous 68‑Disk Sample Collection #2 (S‑50 / S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30)

This is a 68‑disk collection from various sources on the Internet. Most are W‑30 disks converted over to the S‑50, S‑550 and S‑330 formats. If you don't own an MKS‑70, JX‑10 or a Jupiter‑6, some of these samples are sure to please. Mellotrons, Fairlights and plenty of drum kits from the 80's fill up the rest of the list. You will still need to use official Roland Startup Disks to boot your sampler because these are only Sound Disks

    MKS-70_1      JDRUMS_1      M1BOTTLE      R8_DRY_3      CHOIR         TX-802_1      USBDEMO1      USBDEMO2
    MKS-70_2      JDRUMS_2      CASIORZ1      R8_DRY_4      KBHS_01       TX-802_2      ORGANS        ORGANS2
    MKS-70_3      JSNARES1      JX10_02       R8_DRY_5      KBHS_02       TX-802_3      VOICES        VARIOUS2
    HR16B_KI      JSNARES2      D50_01        R8_KITS_      FUNKROCKSET   TX-802_4      DRMLOOP1      STRUMPET
    HR16BDR1      JSNARES3      MT32_PER      R8_SNARE      UNI_DRM1      TX-802_5      MTRONFLU      MTRONSTR
    HR16BDR2      JUPTR6_1      MT32PAT1      ROLND626      W30_1         TX-802_6      M1BAS_CH      R8_DRY_2
    HR16DRY1      JUPTR6_2      MT32PAT2      S10FAVRT      EPIANO        CLASCOMP      SAXW30        R8_DRY_1
    HR16DRY2      LLORAR        MT32PAT3      SYNFCTRY      VARIOUS1      ROLAND01      M1_DRUMS      OB_01
    HR16KIT1      HR16SNR1      HR16B_FX      NARUHODO
    
               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download 68‑Disk Collection In One *.ZIP File (S‑50 Format)

               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download 68‑Disk Collection In One *.ZIP File (S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30 Format)
                  


Unusual Sound FX Collections For The W‑30

This is a W‑30 Sound Disk collection created from various sources of *.WAV files found on the Internet. This collection contains 18 disks featuring Ring Mods, Percussion, Sci-Fi FX, Glitches, Synthesizers, Suspense Strings and other strange sounds
    PSYCHO_STRINGS-1-W30.IMG      SCIFI_Set-1_W-30.IMG      Sample_Radar_1990s_Set-1_W-30.IMG      OSC-W30.IMG
    PSYCHO_STRINGS-2-W30.IMG      SCIFI_Set-2_W-30.IMG      Sample_Radar_1990s_Set-2_W-30.IMG      RING_MOD-W30.IMG
    PSYCHO_STRINGS-3-W30.IMG      SCIFI_Set-3_W-30.IMG      Sample_Radar_1990s_Set-3_W-30.IMG      WILD-PERC-W30.IMG
    PSYCHO_STRINGS-4-W30.IMG      SCIFI_Set-4_W-30.IMG      GLITCH_Set-1_W30.IMG
    PSYCHO_STRINGS-5-W30.IMG      SCIFI_Set-5_W-30.IMG      GLITCH_Set-2_W30.IMG

               W-30_DOWNLOAD Download 18‑Disk Collection In One *.ZIP File (W‑30 Format)



MELLOTRON_LOGO
Mellotron M400S (1973) Collection For The W‑30

This is a W‑30 Sound Disk collection with samples created from a vintage Mellotron M400S (1973). This collection contains 4 disks featuring Mellotron Strings, Choirs, Flutes, Violins, Woodwinds, Bassoons, Vibes, Accordions, Saxophones, Cellos, Organs and Brass

    MELLOTRON_Set-1_W30.IMG      MELLOTRON_Set-3_W30.IMG
    MELLOTRON_Set-2_W30.IMG      MELLOTRON_Set-4_W30.IMG

               W-30_DOWNLOAD Download 4‑Disk Mellotron Collection In One *.ZIP File (W‑30 Format)




MELLOTRON_LOGO_2
Tangerine Dream Mellotron Sound FX For The W‑30

As the legend goes, "In an abandoned Mellotron storage facility in Birmingham, a number of extremely rare tapes were discovered. The sounds were custom made for bands like Roxy Music, Yes, Tangerine Dream and Black Sabbath specially created for use on stage, covering both leads and sound effects."

I recognize several of these sounds from various Tangerine Dream LP's and OST's including Thief, Logos, Poland, Phaedra, Tangram and Force Majeure. These samples are not useful for everyday use but I found them to be interesting and historic sounds. The OST for "Thief" was what originally launched me into the amazing world of synths and samplers

    TANGERINE_DREAM-SFX-1-W30.IMG
    TANGERINE_DREAM-SFX-2-W30.IMG

               W-30_DOWNLOAD Download 2‑Disk Tangerine Dream Mellotron Sound FX In One *.ZIP File (W‑30 Format)




16th Century Early Instruments Collection (S‑50)
EARLY_INSTRUMENTS


Another donation from a generous online visitor. This is a unique collection of Early 16th Century Instruments created by David Munrow, a major authority on early music. Munrow has one of the largest collections of authentic and reproduction early instruments in the world. A total of fifteen S‑50 sample disks are here which include these instruments and more:

Bowed Psaltery, Alto Crumhorn, Bombarde Bagpipe, Crumhorn, Sackbut, Psaltery Organ, Cornet, Fiddle, Cornettino, Lute, Recorder, Harp, Chamber Organ, Cornetto Curtal, Wood Pipes, Gemshorn, Regal Organ, Renaissance Flute, Shawm Regal and Various Bells. You will still need to use official Roland Startup Disks to boot your sampler because these are only Sound Disks


                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD 16th Century Early Instruments Collection (15 Disks In S‑50 Format)




S-330
Andreas Sandberg Collection (S‑330)

Thanks to Andreas Sandberg for sharing these custom S‑330 disks!
     JOPPELJUD       FLY                HORNS FINGERED GT SET X
     MORGANAX        DAWNING            DRAGSPEL BAS VIOLIN            
     SLINGAN         FANTASI            ROLAND S5X
     POETRY          VIRTUAL PATCHX     A COURSE IN MIRACLES
     3 PIANOS        RAIN & THUNDER     NORD MODULAR 1     
     ACKNOWLEDGE     PUTTELJUDX         NORD MODULAR 3     
     DRUMDISK1       CALAMITY           NORD MODULAR 6     
     INDUSTRI        EUPHORIC SIGHTS    REALSOUNDS
     STEREO FX       JUNO DISK 4        PERCX
     TWO DRUMKITS  

                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Roland S‑330 Sample Collection #1 (12 Disks In S‑330 Format)

                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Roland S‑330 Sample Collection #2 (15 Disks In S‑330 Format)




The Streetwise Collection (S‑50 / W‑30)

STREETWISE

Steve Titchiner has generously made his private collection of S‑50 and W‑30 samples available for downloading. This is a very large 104 disk collection with a vast array of digital and analog sounds. Also included are several utilities and tools of legacy software for sample manipulation

Here is an excerpt from the documentation
  • "Welcome to the Streetwise S-Series sample library. Total (104) floppy disk images. The Sample library is supplied in 2 formats, W30 (.exe & .w30) and S50 (.s50). The 2 main collections in both these formats are Analogue (43) and Digital Streetwise (61)

    As a user of S-Series samplers you will be fully aware of how much work is involved in sampling, truncating & looping individual samples, all the below collection was carried out by myself on a Roland W30 and took literally 100's of hours

    All samples were created from various sources during 1989-1994 to be used for my own musical projects, including a UK DUO that I was part of & producer for called "Streetwise" and my solo stuff"

    You can check-out some of my music
    here: https://soundcloud.com/steve-titchiner            and here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DepecheTechno

    Many Thanks Steve :)

                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD The Streetwise 104 Disk Collection (S‑50 / W‑30 Format)



SCSI HD LABEL
Back in the 80's and 90's, Roland offered new sampler owners a great bonus perk. You could drop by any authorized store which sold Roland gear and copy 3.5" floppy disks from their library of samples for free. My experiences with doing that were mixed. I had three stores I used but they never had the complete library available. Sometimes they had a good selection of disks but they were damaged after years of use and they could not be copied. Below are the three libraries which Roland distributed to S‑50, S‑550, S‑330 and W‑30 owners for free (RSB‑50x / RSB‑550x / L‑Series). The highly sought after L-CD1 CD-ROM contains the entire collection of all three libraries, almost. Unfortunately, there are a few library disks absent from the CD‑ROM. Luckily, they're ALL here! If you are fortunate enough to have an external CD‑ROM connected to your S‑550 or W‑30, it really makes things convenient. Loading samples is a breeze when using a CD‑ROM. A matrix of external CD‑ROM's and mechanisms compatible with the S‑550 and W‑30 is here




S-50 RSB 80‑Disk Library (S‑50 / S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30)

RSB_DISKS

These links contain the complete 80‑disk S‑50 RSB sample library in S‑50, S‑550, S‑330 and W‑30 *.OUT disk image formats. You will still need to use official Roland Startup Disks to boot your sampler because these are only Sound Disks

    RSB-501 (Disks 1 - 10)        RSB-505 (Disks 1 - 10)
    RSB-502 (Disks 1 - 10)        RSB-506 (Disks 1 - 10)
    RSB-503 (Disks 1 - 10)        RSB-507 (Disks 1 - 10)
    RSB-504 (Disks 1 - 10)        RSB-508 (Disks 1 - 10)

               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download 80 Disks In One *.ZIP File (S‑50 Format)


               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download 80 Disks In One *.ZIP File (S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30 Format)


Same files but included are all the samples converted to *.wav and Akai *.akp formats. This compilation was originally created by D‑Collector and posted at vintagesynth.com but the download links have since died. A special thanks to D‑Collector for all the work he did with these!

               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download S‑50 Disks For AKAI and WAV (*.akp and *.wav Formats)



S-550 RSB 60‑Disk Library (S‑50 / S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30)

RSB_DISKS

These links contain the complete 60‑disk S‑550 RSB sample library in S‑50, S‑550, S‑330 and W‑30 *.OUT disk image formats. You will still need to use official Roland Startup Disks to boot your sampler because these are only Sound Disks
    RSB-5501 (Disks 1 - 10)        RSB-5504 (Disks 1 - 10)
    RSB-5502 (Disks 1 - 10)        RSB-5505 (Disks 1 - 10)
    RSB-5503 (Disks 1 - 10)        RSB-5506 (Disks 1 - 10)

               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download 60 Disks In One *.ZIP File (S‑50 Format)


               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download 60 Disks In One *.ZIP File (S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30 Format)


Same files but included are all the samples converted to *.wav and Akai *.akp formats. This compilation was originally created by D‑Collector and posted at vintagesynth.com but the download links have since died. A special thanks to D‑Collector for all the work he did with these!

               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download S‑550 Disks For AKAI and WAV (*.akp and *.wav Formats)



L‑501 To L‑509 Series (S‑50 / S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30)
RSB_DISKS


This 45‑disk set was released in segments from 1987 through 1989 and also appears on the original Roland L‑CD1 CD‑ROM. Some of these samples are not in the original S‑50, S‑550, S‑330 or W‑30 RSB Libraries. You will still need to use official Roland Startup Disks to boot your sampler because these are only Sound Disks

    SERIES   DISK #    ROLAND P/N     DESCRIPTION
     L-501   1 (01)    X6-S050-01     ELECTRIC PIANO 1
     L-501   2 (02)    X6-S050-02     ELECTRIC PIANO 2 & CLAVI 1
     L-501   3 (03)    X6-S050-03     HARPSICHORD 1, 2 & PIPE ORGAN 1-3
     L-501   4 (04)    X6-S050-04     ELECTRIC ORGAN VOL. 1
     L-501   5 (05)    X6-S050-05     SYNTHESIZER VOL. 1

     L-502   1 (06)    X6-S050-06     BRASS VOL. 1
     L-502   2 (07)    X6-S050-07     SAX VOL. 1
     L-502   3 (08)    X6-S050-08     SAX VOL. 2
     L-502   4 (09)    X6-S050-09     WOODWIND VOL. 1
     L-502   5 (10)    X6-S050-10     WOODWIND VOL. 2
 
     L-503   1 (11)    X6-S050-11     LATIN PERCUSSION VOL. 1
     L-503   2 (12)    X6-S050-12     MALLET VOL. 1
     L-503   3 (13)    X6-S050-13     ORCHESTRA VOL. 1
     L-503   4 (14)    X6-S050-14     EFFECTS VOL. 1
     L-503   5 (15)    X6-S050-15     STEREO EFFECTS VOL. 1

     L-504   1 (16)    X6-S050-16     ACOUSTIC GUITAR VOL. 1
     L-504   2 (17)    X6-S050-17     ELECTRIC GUITAR VOL. 1
     L-504   3 (18)    X6-S050-18     ELECTRIC BASS VOL. 1
     L-504   4 (19)    X6-S050-19     WOOD BASS 1 & HARP 1, 2
     L-504   5 (20)    X6-S050-20     STRINGS VOL. 1

     L-505   1 (21)    X6-S050-21     KOTO VOL. 1
     L-505   2 (22)    X6-S050-22     SHAMISEN VOL. 1 (HOSOZAO, TSUGARU)
     L-505   3 (23)    X6-S050-23     SHAMISEN VOL. 1 (FUTOZOA, CHUZAO)
     L-505   4 (24)    X6-S050-24     SHAKUHACHI VOL. 1
     L-505   5 (25)    X6-S050-25     YOKOBUE VOL. 1

     L-506   1 (26)    X6-S050-26     TAIKO VOL. 1
     L-506   2 (27)    X6-S050-27     TAIKO VOL. 2
     L-506   3 (28)    X6-S050-28     BIWA VOL. 1
     L-506   4 (29)    X6-S050-29     GAGAKU VOL. 1 (BUGAKU) 
     L-506   5 (30)    X6-S050-30     GAGAKU VOL. 2 (KANGEN)

     L-507   1 (31)    X6-S050-31     INDIAN STRINGS VOL. 1
     L-507   2 (32)    X6-S050-32     INDIAN STRINGS VOL. 2
     L-507   3 (33)    X6-S050-33     INDIAN PERCUSSION VOL. 1
     L-507   4 (34)    X6-S050-34     INDIAN PERCUSSION VOL. 2
     L-507   5 (35)    X6-S050-35     INDIAN PERCUSSION VOL. 3

     L-508   1 (36)    X6-S050-36     WESTERN STRINGS VOL. 1
     L-508   2 (37)    X6-S050-37     WESTERN WIND VOL. 1
     L-508   3 (38)    X6-S050-38     MIDDLE EASTERN PERCUSSION VOL. 1
     L-508   4 (39)    X6-S050-39     INDIAN WIND & THAI GONG VOL. 1
     L-508   5 (40)    X6-S050-40     GAMELAN VOL. 1

     L-509   1 (41)    X6-S050-41     EASTERN FLAVOUR VOL. 1
     L-509   2 (42)    X6-S050-42     ANDEAN WIND VOL. 1
     L-509   3 (43)    X6-S050-43     AFRICAN PERCUSSION VOL. 1
     L-509   4 (44)    X6-S050-44     LATIN PERCUSSION VOL. 2
     L-509   5 (45)    X6-S050-45     LATIN PERCUSSION VOL. 3
     
                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S‑50 L-Series Disks (S‑50 Format)


                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S‑550 L-Series Disks (S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30 Format)



The Missing Floppy Disks From The L-CD1 CD-ROM (S‑550)

L_DISKS

This set contains 2 oddball disks I've never seen before plus 14 JPL Series disks which appear to be duplicates of disks already found in the S‑550 RSB library. The JPL Series disks are included here for completeness because these files combined with the L‑Series and RSB libraries shown above are all the files contained on the L‑CD1 CD‑ROM
    SERIES   DISK #    ROLAND P/N     DESCRIPTION
     L551      02      unknown        CELLO (SOLO)
L551 10 unknown CLASSIC PERCUSSIONS JPL-5xx -- unknown 14 DISKS (RSB DUPLICATES)
                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S-50 Missing Disks From L-CD1 (S-50 Format)


                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S-550 Missing Disks From L-CD1 (S-550 / S-330 / W-30 Format)




L‑701 To L‑711 Series (S‑750 / S‑760 / S‑770 / DJ‑70)
RSB_DISKS


This 55‑disk set was released in segments from 1989 through 1993 and were formatted for use only with DS/HD 1.44MB floppy disk drives for the S‑750 / S‑760 / S‑770 / DJ‑70 samplers

Note: Disk L‑703 #4 and L‑705 #3 are missing from this collection
Please let me know if you have them so we can share with everyone



    SERIES   DISK #     DESCRIPTION
     L-701   1 (01)     ROCK MLT SET (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-701   2 (02)     ROCK MLT SET (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-701   3 (03)     FUNK MLT SET (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-701   4 (04)     FUNK MLT SET (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-701   5 (05)     NEW AGE MT SET

     L-702   1 (06)     JAZZ MT SET (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-702   2 (07)     JAZZ MT SET (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-702   3 (08)     RAP MT SET (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-702   4 (09)     RAP MT SET (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-702   5 (10)     ORCHESTRA MT SET

     L-703   1 (11)     RHODES MENU (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-703   2 (12)     RHODES MENU (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-703   3 (13)     MALLETS MENU
     L-703   4 (14)     LAYER POP PF (DISK #1 OF 2) (! THIS DISK IS MISSING !) Do You Have It? Let me know
     L-703   5 (15)     LAYER POP PF (DISK #2 OF 2)

     L-704   1 (16)     STRING ORCHESTRA (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-704   2 (17)     STRING ORCHESTRA (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-704   3 (18)     PIZZACATO STRINGS (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-704   4 (19)     PIZZACATO STRINGS (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-704   5 (20)     TREMELO STRINGS

     L-705   1 (21)     HUMAN FX (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-705   2 (22)     HUMAN FX (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-705   3 (23)     VOICE OOHS (! THIS DISK IS MISSING !) Do You Have It? Let me know
     L-705   4 (24)     VOICE DAAS
     L-705   5 (25)     VOICE HUMS

     L-706   1 (26)     ST TRUMPETS (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-706   2 (27)     ST TRUMPETS (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-706   3 (28)     SAXES MENU
     L-706   4 (29)     MELLOW HORNS
     L-706   5 (30)     TUBA & TROMBONE

     L-707   1 (31)     CLASSICAL GUITAR (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-707   2 (32)     CLASSICAL GUITAR (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-707   3 (33)     STRAT GUITAR (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-707   4 (34)     STRAT GUITAR (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-707   5 (35)     6-STRING GUITAR

     L-708   1 (36)     ACOUSTIC BASS
     L-708   2 (37)     FINGERED BASS (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-708   3 (38)     FINGERED BASS (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-708   4 (39)     SLAP BASS (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-708   5 (40)     SLAP BASS (DISK #2 OF 2)

     L-709   1 (41)     ETHNIC PERCUSSION (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-709   2 (42)     ETHNIC PERCUSSION (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-709   3 (43)     GONGS & BELLS
     L-709   4 (44)     ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-709   5 (45)     ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION (DISK #2 OF 2)

     L-710   1 (46)     TECH PERCUSSION #1 (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-710   2 (47)     TECH PERCUSSION #2 (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-710   3 (48)     HITS MENU (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-710   4 (49)     HITS MENU (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-710   5 (50)     GUNS MENU

     L-711   1 (51)     DRUM HARD SET (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-711   2 (52)     DRUM HARD SET (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-711   3 (53)     DRUM NORMAL SET (DISK #1 OF 2)
     L-711   4 (54)     DRUM NORMAL SET (DISK #2 OF 2)
     L-711   5 (55)     SNARE MODULES
     
                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD L-7xx Series Disks (S‑700 / 750 / 760 / 770 / DJ‑70 Format)




*.IMG File Sets For Use With A USB/FDE (S‑50 / S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30)

S_550


These sets contain 100 *.IMG files each and are specifically tailored for use with the S‑50, S‑550, S‑330 and W‑30 USB floppy emulator shown on the DIY page. The files are named 000.IMG through 099.IMG and should be placed on a USB flash drive in a directory named IMG720. Documentation is included in each download file. You will still need to use official Roland Startup Disks to boot your sampler because these are only Sound Disks





                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S‑50 USB Set #1 ‑ RSB‑501 through RSB‑508 + Custom Samples (S‑50 *.IMG Format)


                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S‑50 USB Set #2 ‑ Mostly Files Converted From W‑30 Disks (S‑50 *.IMG Format)


                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S‑50 USB Set #3 ‑ Complete S‑550 RSB Library Converted To S‑50 Format (S‑50 *.IMG Format)


                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S‑550 USB Set #1 ‑ RSB‑5501 through RSB‑5506 + Custom Samples (S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30 Format)


                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S‑550 USB Set #2 ‑ RSB‑501 through RSB‑508 + Custom Samples (S‑550 / S‑330 / W‑30 Format)



Tyrone Thorn from New Zealand spent a lot of time and renamed several S‑50 and S‑550 disk image files (and more) for use with a FlashFloppy updated GOTEK
These are very useful for quick viewing all the filenames with a long descriptive filename on a GOTEK's OLED

Examples
    Before: 019.IMG
    After:  019_ETHNIC_GONGS1_RSB-502-09.IMG
    
    Before: 045.IMG
    After:  045_MARTIN_STEEL_RSB-5505-05.IMG
    
    Before: 086.IMG
    After:  086_LSD_-_BLUE_BOY_1967_EPISODE_FROM_DRAGNET.IMG
                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Renamed S‑50 & S‑550 USB Sets With Long Descriptive Filenames (This Download Contains An Additional Five *.Zip Files)




Bonus: S-7xx Samples (S‑750 / S‑760 / S‑770)

S-760_PANEL
A very generous online visitor sent me some samples which definitely need to be shared with other S‑750 / S‑760 / S‑770 owners. This is a fantastic set of S‑7xx samples created by David Marshall who was a Roland UK Product Specialist back in the 1990's

The description states, "... a selection of samples from various sources all superbly looped. Of particular note are rarely sampled synths like the Mini 700s now in full poly glory... The Emu Emulator II selection, particularly the choirs are again wonderful in full stereo..."

A big collection here with choice samples from the TB‑303, Mini Korg 700s, JD‑800, Moog Bass, Emulator II, D‑50, Juno‑106, Hohner D6, MC‑4, U‑20, Choirs, Acoustics, Strings... plenty of new stuff to completely trash your already planned weekend!
  • Back Story
    "These samples were created by David Marshall, now of Sound Technology Ltd, to promote sales of Roland Samplers for Roland UK. Back then, in the early '90s, Roland had a sizable presence in the UK with stores and distributors and they were called 'Roland System Houses' and some 'premium' products like the S‑770 and the E‑660 Parametric EQ were only available from the System House. The lack of a substantial back catalogue of samples, that came with competing products from Akai, also motivated the distributors to become active in producing samples. Details of the author of these samples are below and he has given his consent for these samples to be distributed freely"

           David Marshall BSc (Hons)
           Managing Director
           Sound Technology Ltd.

You will still need to use an official Roland Startup Disk to boot your sampler because these are only Sound Disks. Unlike normal S‑750/S‑760/S‑770 Sound Disks, the original uploader decided to create this collection as Low Density DS/DD floppies... not the standard High Density DS/HD size. There are two extra files included in the *.ZIP download: A short MP3 demo and a PDF description. Note that these files will NOT work with a "Plain Jane" factory firmware GOTEK installed in an S‑760 because they are Low Density. Otherwise, these disk image files will work just fine as‑is on a GOTEK updated with FlashFloppy v3.9a or greater *

↳ ↳ Note For S‑760 Owners Using A GOTEK With FlashFloppy↵ ↵
*In order to use these Low Density DS/DD files on a GOTEK with FlashFloppy, you will need to install FlashFloppy v3.9a or greater and add this line to your FF.CFG file
       interface = ibmpc-hdout

The S‑760 has a strange setup when accessing floppy disk files. Roland used a more expensive 3.5" DD which serves a dual purpose by reading and saving both low density 720KB DS/DD and high density 1.44MB DS/HD disks. This means that with the factory installed 3.5" FDD, you are able to use the "Convert Load" command to load S‑550 & W‑30 disks on the S‑760, boot with the default high density 1.44MB Operating System disk and also load/save high density Sound Disks. Some of the older GOTEK setups had issues reading/saving both densities on the S‑760. There was a density‑select issue with the S‑760 which has existed since FF v2.2a but Keir Fraser has fixed this starting with FF v3.9a


                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Roland UK Sample Collection (50 Disks In S‑7xx Format)
EARLY_INSTRUMENTS


Also included here is a link to download an S‑760 Freeware Sample CD‑ROM available from JMD. Someone took great care to create these high quality and unique sounds. This is in *.ISO format and contains 10 volumes, 93 patches and 562 samples of various synths including the Roland U‑20/220, Kawai K‑4, FM & Subtractive Synthesis + more
I highly recommend this CD‑ROM!

                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD S-760 Freeware Sample CDROM From JMD  (External Web Link)

Note: This JMD CD‑ROM is in a Roland proprietary format so your Mac or Windows PC will not be able to read or mount this *.ISO file. You will need a third‑party program to burn this Roland CD‑ROM. You can find detailed instructions for using some free Mac software (Burn) and Windows PC software (Astroburn Lite) at this link



MKS‑100 / S‑10 / S‑220 Samples (*.QD / *.hfe / *.SYX Format)
QUICKDISK


90+ QuickDisk samples for use with the MKS‑100, S‑10 and S‑220. These files are all in the *.SYX / *.WAV format so you will need to somehow figure out a way to send them to your sampler via MIDI cable

               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download 90+ QuickDisks In One *.ZIP File (QuickDisk *.SYX Format)


220+ QuickDisk samples for use with the MKS‑100, S‑10 and S‑220. These files are all in the *.hfe / *.QD format so you will need to have a GOTEK USB/FDE with special firmware installed before you can use these with your MKS‑100, S‑10 or S‑220 sampler


               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Download 220+ QuickDisks In One *.ZIP File (*.hfe / *.QD Format)






DRUM_SAMPLES
Roland U‑220 / U‑20 Drum & FX Collection (*.WAV)

Martin78 has compiled a collection of more than 270 *.WAV files from the U‑220 and U‑20 RS‑PCM synths. This set includes samples from the highly sought after Latin and F.X. Percussions Expansion Card SN‑U110‑02 plus several drum kits and sound effects

                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Roland U‑220 / U‑20 Drum & FX Collection  (External Web Link)



Miscellaneous Drum Machine Collections (*.WAV)

                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Roland TR-626 (53 *.WAV Files)  (External Web Link)

                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Korg DDD-5 (73 *.WAV Files)  (External Web Link)

                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Yamaha TG500 (236 *.WAV Files)  (External Web Link)

                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Yamaha RX7 (309 *.WAV Files)  (External Web Link)

                  S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Boss DR-660 (582 *.WAV Files)  (External Web Link)




80MB ZIP Disk And 80MB Hard Drive Cloning/Archive Project

One of the problems with using S‑550 and W‑30 ZIP Disks and 80MB Hard Drives is they are a Roland proprietary format. This means you can't back them up easily. This is a cool way to archive and/or clone Roland proprietary format ZIP disks and 80MB Hard Drives. ZIP Disk #1, ZIP Disk #2 and ZIP Disk #3 are the first in a series of 80MB cloned ZIP Disk and 80MB Hard Drive image files each containing 64 RSB Sound Disks. To use these disk image files to create your own cloned ZIP disk or 80MB hard drive for the S‑550 or W‑30, see the instructions at this webpage

Create Your Own S‑550 or W‑30 80MB ZIP Disks
ZIPPO ZIPPO ZIPPO
Download S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD ZIP_Disk-1.zip

Table Of Contents
64 Sound Disks
S‑550 / W‑30 Format
Download S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD ZIP_Disk-2.zip

Table Of Contents
64 Sound Disks
S‑550 / W‑30 Format
Download S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD ZIP_Disk-3.zip

Table Of Contents
64 Sound Disks
S‑550 / W‑30 Format

Create Your Own S‑550 or W‑30 80MB Hard Drives
ZIPPO ZIPPO ZIPPO
Download S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD 80MB_Disk-1.zip

Table Of Contents
64 Sound Disks
S‑550 / W‑30 Format
Download S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD 80MB_Disk-2.zip

Table Of Contents
64 Sound Disks
S‑550 / W‑30 Format
Download S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD 80MB_Disk-3.zip

Table Of Contents
64 Sound Disks
S‑550 / W‑30 Format



CD-ROM's

Way, way back in the old days... around Windows version 3.1, Gabor Pikacs wrote a cool program which amazingly still works today on a Windows 7 (32‑bit) computer. Obviously a programmer who follows the rules! I've been using his program to create CD‑ROM's which can be read by the W‑30. The program creates *.iso disk image files of 80MB hard drives. It's very easy to burn your own CD‑ROM's by downloading and using these *.iso image files. Also included is the Roland L-CD1 CD‑ROM which can be read by any Roland S‑Series or W‑30 sampler with an external CD‑ROM

Burn Your Own S-550 And W-30 CD-ROM's
ZIPPO ZIPPO ZIPPO
Download S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD Roland L-CD1 CD

Table Of Contents
165 Sound Disks
S‑550 And W‑30 Format
Download S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD W-30 CD Collection #1

Table Of Contents
64 Sound Disks
W‑30 Format
Download S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD W-30 CD Collection #2

Table Of Contents
64 Sound Disks
W‑30 Format



ROLAND L-CD1 ROLAND L-CD1 ROLAND L-CD1
Plenty of stuff to print ↳ ↳ here ↵ ↵ (Listings of all the RSB, L‑Series and L-CD1 libraries)



SysEx Reader
SysEx File Verification Utility v1.1(b) - This free utility reads SysEx files from 100+ synths and samplers. It will display The Op Code, identify the synth or sampler make and model and suggest a MIDI channel to use when loading. It's a handy utility to verify unknown SysEx files and/or enable "broken" SysEx files to load using the correct MIDI channel


               S-50 / S-550 DOWNLOAD SysEx File Verification Utility v1.1(b)


Operating System: Any Computer With A Web Browser



Large Sample Library And Resource

By far, the largest resource for free S‑50/330/550/750/760/770 samples, W‑30 samples, software and info is at S‑Group, the original homepage for the Roland Sampler Users' Group (Note: There are a few disks missing from the libraries because some of the *.ZIP files do not work)

         S-50 / S-550 LINK SGroup.ca  (External Web Link)




©  ™  ®  Copyright And Public Domain Notice  ®  ™  ©


C-LOGO
"The Roland Sound Bank is a file library of Sounds for the S‑50, S‑550, S‑330, W‑30, DJ‑70, S‑750, S‑760 and S‑770 Digital Samplers that was available to our customers through our dealers. Over the years it became difficult for Roland Corporation U.S. to distribute the Sound Bank library in this manner due to our dealers no longer having the actual instruments in stock to make copies of the library in the stores. In order to still have the Sound Bank library available to our customers, Roland Corp U.S. is setting up several sites on online services around the country. The files that are online are image files of the actual Sound Bank disks. In order to convert these image files into readable sampler disks you will need an IBM or Macintosh computer and the appropriate program for that platform."

   Jim Norman
   Roland Product Specialist - Roland Corporation U.S.


   -- Source: Newsgroup Archives at sgroup.ca / circa 1996



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